CANADA, further support to those affected by the violence in Syria

PM announces further support to those affected by the violence in Syria September 6, 2013 St. Petersburg, Russia Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced further Canadian support to help address the worsening humanitarian situation in Syria. “The Government of Canada stands with the people of Syria as they continue to face unfathomable hardships at the hands of the Assad regime,” said Prime Minister Harper. “Canada’s support, together with that of its allies, will help … [Read more...]

PMO on the resignation from Cabinet of Senator Marjory LeBreton

July 4, 2013 Ottawa, Ontario Prime Minister Stephen Harper issued the following statement on the resignation from Cabinet of Senator Marjory LeBreton: "On behalf of the Government of Canada, I would like to thank Senator Marjory LeBreton for her years of exemplary service to Canada. "From our first day in office through to today, Senator LeBreton has contributed her wise counsel, exceptional work ethic, and unrivalled institutional knowledge, and in so doing has made a tremendous … [Read more...]

Champions of Mental Health Awards Gala – May 6 ( Ottawa, Can )

Their Excellencies to Attend Champions of Mental Health Awards Gala  OTTAWA — Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston will attend the Champions of Mental Health Awards Gala, on Monday, May 6, 2013, at 7 p.m., at the Fairmont Château Laurier (Ballroom), in Ottawa. “On the occasion of Mental Health Week, let’s come together as Canadians to break down the stigmas associated with this widespread health issue and to … [Read more...]

PMO celebrates green energy projects across Canada

PM announces energy innovation projects across Canada May 3, 2013 Quebec City, Quebec Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced support for 55 innovative new projects aimed at producing and using energy in a cleaner, more efficient way. Support is being provided through the Government of Canada’s ecoENERGY Innovation Initiative, which was introduced in Budget 2011, and is being led by Natural Resources Canada. The Prime Minister was joined by Christian Paradis, Minister of Industry … [Read more...]

PMO, Governor General to attend investiture of Willem-Alexander as King of the Netherlands

April 25, 2013 Ottawa, Ontario Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced that His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will travel to the Netherlands to attend the investiture of Willem-Alexander in Amsterdamon April 30, 2013. Willem-Alexander, Prince of Orange and eldest son of Queen Beatrix and Prince Claus, will ascend to the throne as King of the Netherlands following the abdication of Queen Beatrix. The heir apparent will be the first King … [Read more...]

PM to pay final respects to former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher

April 16, 2013 Ottawa, Ontario Prime Minister Stephen Harper today departed for London, United Kingdom where he will pay his final respects to former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. The Prime Minister will be joined in the Canadian delegation by his wife Laureen, former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, John Baird, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Ed Holder, Member of Parliament for London West. Prime Minister Stephen Harper issued the following statement today on the death of … [Read more...]

PMO, Statement by Prime Minister of Canada on National Flag Day

  Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on National Flag Day February 15, 2013 Ottawa, Ontario Prime Minister Stephen Harper issued the following statement today to mark National Flag of Canada Day: “The Canadian flag is a symbol of peace, freedom, diversity and the strength of our nation". It proudly identifies our citizens and our accomplishments. It is worn proudly by our Canadian Armed Forces in Afghanistan and around the world, is frequently seen above the podium at … [Read more...]

Canada condemns dismissal of Sri Lankan Chief Justice

Canada condemns dismissal of Sri Lankan Chief Justice, urges Commonwealth Action   January 13, 2013 Ottawa, Ontario Stephen Harper today issued the following statement regarding the dismissal of Sri Lankan Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake: "Canada is deeply concerned by Sri Lankan President Rajapaksa's decision to remove the Chief Justice from office following an impeachment process which appeared to be highly politicized and lacking transparency and respect for the … [Read more...]

PM participates in Diamond Jubilee Medal ceremony in Toronto

PM participates in Diamond Jubilee Medal ceremony in Toronto January 12, 2013 Toronto, Ontario Prime Minister Stephen Harper today participated in a ceremony at Queen's Park in Toronto to present Diamond Jubilee Medals to 17 Canadians for their outstanding contributions to Canada. The Prime Minister was accompanied by the Honourable David Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario. "I am delighted to present Diamond Jubilee Medals to great Ontarians who have contributed to their … [Read more...]

Ceremonial Meeting with the First Nations Leaders

Ceremonial Meeting with the First Nations Leaders Rideau Hall, Friday, January 11, 2013 "I am so pleased to welcome you to Rideau Hall, the home of the people of Canada. Let me begin by acknowledging that this gathering is taking place on the traditional territory of the Algonquin Nation, which spans the provinces of Ontario and Quebec. I would also like to take this opportunity to say a special welcome to Chief Theresa Spence and to say how concerned I am about your health and … [Read more...]

Prime Minister of Canada on Canadian Academy Award nominees

Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on Canadian Academy Award nominees January 10, 2013 Ottawa, Ontario Prime Minister Stephen Harper issued the following statement today congratulating Canadian Academy Award nominees: "On behalf of all Canadians, I offer my congratulations to director Kim Nguyen and producers Pierre Even and Marie-Claude Poulin for the nomination of their film Rebelle (also known as War Witch) as Best Foreign Language Film.   "I would also like to … [Read more...]

Theresa Spence – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated this day to Celebrate the Life of one of our world's brave women. This indigenous woman carries strong conviction, pure intention with a deep vision that has guided her to Take Action inside her community of Canada's Indigenous peoples, working to help the children and families. Through her efforts the Canadian government is now agreeing to meet with her this Friday, giving us a once-in-a-generation chance to push for real protection for First Nations … [Read more...]

National Alzheimer’s Plan, Canadian National demographics show

Right now, over 500,000 Canadians have Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia. That number is expected to double by 2038. We are asking the Canadian government to create a plan to respond to the dementia crisis. Within two decades, it's estimated that more than 1 million Canadians will be living with dementia, yet Canada still has no national, strategic plans to make sure every one of these people -- and their families -- get the treatment and support they need. Tell Prime Minister … [Read more...]

Prime Minister Stephen Harper highlights government’s 2012 achievements

Prime Minister Stephen Harper highlights government's 2012 achievements December 31, 2012 Ottawa, Ontario Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement highlighting some of the government's significant accomplishments in 2012: "Throughout 2012, our Government continued to generate results for Canadians both at home and abroad. "First and foremost, we continued to successfully navigate the turbulent global economy in 2012, emerging with some of the strongest job … [Read more...]

PM congratulates Summer Mortimer on Paralympic bronze medal

  PM congratulates Summer Mortimer on Paralympic bronze medal   September 6, 2012 Ottawa, Ontario Prime Minister Stephen Harper today congratulated swimmer Summer Mortimer on her bronze medal in the Women’s 100-metre Freestyle (S10) at the 2012 Summer Paralympic Games in London. “On behalf of all Canadians, I would like to congratulate Summer Mortimer on her stellar performance in London to date”, said the Prime Minister. “Ms. Mortimer has exemplified grit, determination and … [Read more...]

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